Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had 5.5 million reasons to have a big year. He did, and he earned every penny of his incentive package.
Gronkowski is the Associated Press first-team All-Pro tight end. This triggers the full $5.5 million incentive package from his 2017 contract adjustment.
Gronk previously had unlocked $3 million based upon gaining more than 1,000 receiving yards. Achieving All-Pro designation gives him the full $5.5 million.
Gronkowski is under contract with the Patriots through 2019. Another adjustment to his deal could be coming in the offseason.